Bright Choice rates now 3% below PG&E

We've increased the discount for Bright Choice, lowered the premium for Renewable 100, and have a lot more exciting budget news.

Learn more about EBCE's 2022-2023 budget

Who We Are

EBCE is a public agency based in Oakland with a staff of about 50, governed by a Board of local elected officials. EBCE is staffed primarily by renewable energy industry veterans.

Group of employees who work at East Bay Community Energy

Board of Directors

The East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors is made up of an elected official from each of the participating jurisdictions and one representative (non-voting) from the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Our Board meets once a month and all meetings are open to the public. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about the Board’s meetings.

The Board sets rates and determines the mix of power sources. You can view a copy of the final Joint Powers Authority agreement here (PDF).

EBCE’s Board of Directors has an Executive Committee that meets monthly. Members of the Executive Committee are indicated in bold.

Alameda CountySupervisor Richard ValleSupervisor Keith Carson
AlbanyVice Mayor Aaron TiedemannMayor Preston Jordan
BerkeleyVice Mayor Kate HarrisonCouncil Member Sophie Hahn
DublinVice Mayor Shawn KumagaiCouncil Member Sherry Hu
EmeryvilleCouncil Member Dianne Martinez, ChairCouncil Member Scott Donahue
FremontMayor Lily MeiCouncil Member Teresa Cox
HaywardCouncil Member Elisa MarquezCouncil Member Aisha Wahab
LivermoreCouncil Member Patricia MunroVice Mayor Gina Bonanno
NewarkVice Mayor Mike HannonMayor Al Nagy
OaklandCouncil Member Dan KalbVice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan
PiedmontVice Mayor Jen CavenaughCouncil Member Conna McCarthy
PleasantonCouncil Member Kathy NarumCouncil Member Julie Testa
San LeandroCouncil Member Corina Lopez, Vice ChairCouncil Member Fred Simon
TracyCouncil Member Dan ArriolaMayor Pro Tem Veronica Vargas
Union CityCouncil Member Jaime PatinoCouncil Member Gary Singh
Community Advisory Committee (non-voting)Anne Oliva Eldred, ChairWilliam Muetzenberg, Vice Chair

Note: In 2019 the cities of Newark, Pleasanton, and Tracy adopted ordinances and resolutions to join EBCE’s Joint Powers Authority, and subsequently EBCE’s Board adopted a resolution to include those cities within EBCE’s Joint Powers Authority and service area, with customer enrollments to begin in 2021.

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of twelve members (ten appointed by the Board of Directors to represent five service area regions, and two At Large members appointed by the Alameda County Mayors' Conference) plus five Alternates. The committee acts as a liaison between key stakeholders and our Board, holding public committee meetings on a regular basis. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about CAC meetings.

About the Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee was formed in 2016 as part of the East Bay Community Energy Joint Powers Authority and appointed by the Board of Directors to advise the Board on all subjects related to the operations of the Community Choice Aggregation program. The CAC gives the community a voice in its choice for electricity services, clean energy resource investments, and local energy projects.

EBCE strives to ensure a diversity of members and alternates based on location, population, work experience, and community interest.

Click to see the Community Advisory Committee Work Plan (PDF) (PDF)

NameRegionCity of Residence
Anne Olivia Eldred, ChairNorthOakland
Cynthia LandryNorthOakland
Ed HernandezAt LargeSan Leandro
Jim LutzAt LargeOakland
Lisa HuNorthOakland
Joel LiuEastPleasanton
Kate Duggan (Alternate)EastPleasanton
Shiva SwaminathanSouthFremont
Vijay LakshmanSouthFremont
Priya TalrejaSouthFremont
Lorraine SouzaCentralHayward
Ernesto PachecoCentralHayward
William Muetzenberg, Vice ChairSan JoaquinTracy
Harman Ratia (Alternate)San JoaquinTracy

Leadership Team & Staff

Leadership Team

Operations, Administration, Finance, and Human Resources

Data and Technology

Marketing and Account Services

Power Procurement


Public Policy